Maddux Elementary offers students learning opportunities in visual art, band, chorus (grades five and six) and strings (grades four through six).
Students in musical performance groups (band, choir, etc.) practice before school one day each week and have a class during the school day one day each week. For example, the entire fifth-grade band will practice before school one day each week and will then have sectionals take place during their fifth-grade music class, which is held once a week.
Maddux staff and PTO work together to provide extraordinary opportunities for our students in the arts. In addition to the programs mentioned above, the Maddux PTO funds the Maddux Arts Enrichment program to provide students with opportunities to learn beyond the traditional classroom. Through this program, Maddux students have published and launched a book at Joseph Beth Books, made a movie called the “5 M Movie”, participated in personalized acting lessons with actors from the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and have studied and performed jazz with Cincinnati’s own Kathy Wade, an Emmy nominated producer.
Maddux’s first musical was in 1988 and has been a proud tradition ever since. The spring fifth- and sixth-grade musical features more than 70 percent of Maddux students performing on stage or in the chorus, or serving on the stage or sound crew. Students audition before winter break. Practices occur after school several days per week from the first week of January through the middle of March. Each student plays a key role in the production.